Blitzen Trapper


Blitzen Trapper

Infobox musical artist |
Name = Blitzen Trapper
Background = group_or_band
Origin = Portland, Oregon, USA
Genre = Experimental
Indie
Years_active = 2000–present
Label = Lidkercow
Sub Pop
Associated_acts =
URL = [http://www.blitzentrapper.net/ blitzentrapper.net]
Current_members = Eric Earley
Erik Menteer
Brian Adrian Koch
Michael VanPelt
Drew Laughery
Marty Marquis

Blitzen Trapper is a Portland, Oregon-based experimental folk band signed to Sub Pop Records. [Solarski, M. (2007). [http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/44202-blitzen-trapper-step-into-the-sub-pop-stable Blitzen Trapper Step Into the Sub Pop Stable] "Pitchforkmedia.com". Retrieved August 8, 2007.] Formed in 2000, the band currently operates as a sextet, with Eric Earley (guitar/vocals), Erik Menteer (guitar/keyboard), Brian Adrian Koch (drums/vocals), Michael VanPelt, (bass), Drew Laughery (keyboards), and Marty Marquis (guitar, keyboards, vocals). [Hopkin, K. [http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&searchlink=BLITZEN|TRAPPER&sql=11:0ifpxqtsldde~T1 Blitzen Trapper - Biography] . "AllMusic Guide". Retrieved August 8, 2007.] Blitzen Trapper self-released its first three albums. "Wild Mountain Nation" was #98 on "Rolling Stone"'s list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007. [No byline (December 11, 2007). [http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/17601363/the_100_best_songs_of_2007/25 "The 100 Best Songs of 2007"] "Rolling Stone". Retrieved 2007-12-21]

Blitzen Trapper released its third album, "Wild Mountain Nation", in 2007, to much critical acclaim from critics such as Pitchfork Media, The Nerve, and Spin Magazine. The group signed to Sub Pop Records in the summer of 2007.

Discography

References

External links

* [http://blitzentrapper.net/ Blitzen Trapper's official website]
*allmusicguide | id=11:0ifpxqtsldde~T0| label= Blitzen Trapper
* [http://www.mattwrightpr.com/bands/blitzen-trapper A list of Blitzen Trapper's mentions in the media]
* [http://www.bridgerack.com/content/view/23/31 A Conversation With Blitzen Trapper] on Bridgerack.com
* [http://theyshootmusic.at/posts/2 Acoustic Session with 'They Shoot Music Dont They']
* [http://www.tinymixtapes.com/Blitzen-Trapper,5949 Blitzen Trapper: Fused Gestalt (interview)]


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